SHAWNEE, Kan. — Olathe businessman and entrepreneur Greg Orman, the Independent candidate running for U.S. Senate, today announced his campaign has collected more than 10,000 signatures from voters in all 105 Kansas counties as part of the petition drive to qualify him for the general election ballot in November.
Mr. Orman made the announcement Monday morning in Topeka on the steps of the State Capitol one week ahead of the Aug. 4 deadline for submitting the ballot petitions. By law independent candidates are required to collect signatures from 5,000 registered Kansas voters to be considered for ballot access. Orman’s campaign is set to deliver their petitions to the Secretary of State’s office for official verification on Tuesday.
“Kansans are sick and tired of partisanship. They’re sick and tired of elected officials who are only interested in getting reelected and not interested in solving problems,” Mr. Orman said. “Voters know that we need pragmatic, problem-solving leadership in Washington to help the country get back on track, and this successful petition drive is more proof of the momentum our campaign is demonstrating as the only viable alternative to Pat Roberts in November.”
A KSN-TV/SurveyUSA statewide poll out last week showed that Mr. Orman had doubled support for his campaign against Sen. Pat Roberts in just four weeks since the previous KSN survey conducted in late June. Support for the party candidates either stayed flat or decreased as Orman’s climbed dramatically from seven to 14 percent.
Mr. Orman unveiled a statewide advertising campaign several weeks ago that’s now airing commercials on broadcast, cable and radio outlets in every Kansas media market.
For more information about Greg Orman and his Independent campaign for U.S. Senate, please visit the campaign online at OrmanForSenate.com or contact Sam Edelen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-730-6243.
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